BILOXI, Miss. (June 5, 2009) – An all-star broadcast team will call the June 27th “Ultimate Chaos” pay-per-view event live from just outside the cage, led by veteran announcer Col. Bob Sheridan and colorful mixed-martial-arts heavyweight Seth “The Silverback” Petruzelli, from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley (3-0-0) headlines against K1 and PRIDE combat fighting legend Bob “The Beast” Sapp (10-4-1) on “Ultimate Chaos, presented by Prize Fight Promotions and Fight Force International, in association with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum, and Treasure Bay Casino.
“Ultimate Chaos” is being produced and distributed by Gotham MMA and Integrated Sports at 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT in the United States and Canada on cable and satellite Pay Per View via iNDemand, TVN, DirecTV, Bell TV, Shaw, Star Choice and Viewer’s Choice for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
“Col. Bob brings a mature voice of professionalism and an impressive resume to the broadcast team with his experience from the Bodog days,” co-promoter Ricky Serouen commented. “Seth adds the experience of being an elite fighter and understands what it takes to be in the cage. He brings real knowledge and color to the commentary. They’re a team with a fluid delivery and bring credibility to Ultimate Chaos.”
Sheridan was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame having been a boxing blow-by-blow announcer for more than 40 years, calling in excess of 10,000 fights and 869 record world championship bouts.
“As a Hall of Fame boxing announcer,” Sheridan said, “I guess I’m one of the few who really love watching and working MMA fights. It’s exciting to see Bobby Lashley develop but he’ll have his hands full with the 6-5, 350-pound Bob Sapp. This main event will be as exciting as it is extraordinary. I’m looking forward to working my second show with Seth. He seems to be as natural commentating as fighting in the ring.”
Petruzelli (10-4-0, 9 KOs, 1 Submission) is best know for registering a 14-seconds TKO of Internet fighting legend Kimbo Slice last October. Seth has also defeated WWE superstar and UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn.
Bray Deavours and Dave Ferguson are also part of the “Ultimate Chaos” broadcast team. Deavours, an MMA trainer who learned from former UFC fighter Paul Creighton, will be a color analyst. Ferguson, who owns one of the largest MMA gyms in the Mid-South, has television experience working for regional promoters. He will handle ringside reporting June 27th.
Dutch knockout specialist artist Gilbert “The Hurricane” Yvel (35-13-1) takes on 3-time UFC heavyweight title challenger Pedro “The Rock” Rizzo in the co-feature. The Ultimate Fighter 4 star Din “Dinyero” Thomas (24-8-0), meets former King Of The Cage and Gladiator Challenge lightweight champion Javier “Showtime” Vasquez (12-2-0), while 4-time World Muay Thai title-holder William “The Bull” Sriyapai (12-4-0) faces Canadian lightweight sensation Chris “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki (12-1-0).
Also fighting on the card are welterweights Brett Cooper (9-4-0) vs. Waachiim “Native Warrior” Spirit Wolf (5-4-0), Affliction vice president Tom Atencio (1-0-0) vs. pro debuting lightweight Randy Hedderick, middleweight James Orso (8-3-0) vs. Colby McMahan (3-1-0), The Ultimate Fighter 3 star Danny Abbadi (3-4-0) vs. veteran middleweight Lance Thomson (4-2-0); welterweight Eric Bradley (2-1-0), 2-time All-America wrestler and 2003 NCAA boxing champion at Penn State, vs. Belfast, Northern Ireland brawler Colin McKee (3-2-0). All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets are priced at $25.00 (limited discount seating), $40.00 (general admission) and $55.00 (premium reserved seating) and sale at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and all TicketMaster outlets.
For more information go to www.theultimatechaos.com or www.mscoastcoliseum.com. Doors open at 5PM/CT, first fight 6 PM/CT, and the first PPV fight is at 8 PM/CT.